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Johann Heinrich Hottinger: Arabic and Islamic Studies in the Seventeenth Century

Jan Loop


The Reformed Church historian and orientalist Johann Heinrich Hottinger (1620–1667) is a key figure in the history of Arabic and Islamic studies in early modern Europe. His life and his work have been almost completely neglected and there has never been a full-length study on Hottinger. This book presents a thorough documentation of Hottinger's Arabic and Islamic studies. Based on printed books and a great number of unpublished and hitherto unknown manuscripts, the book assesses his scholarship in the context of seventeenth-century oriental studies and confessional rivalries. The book contains ... More

Keywords: oriental studies, Reformed Church, Johann Heinrich Hottinger, Europe, Arabic studies, Islamic studies, Theodor Bibliander, Konrad Pellikan, Jacobus Golius, Leiden

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199682140
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682140.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jan Loop, author
Lecturer in Early Modern History, University of Kent at Canterbury